The Kentucky Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to a ruling allowing a reference to "Almighty God" in the state’s homeland security law. The Courier-Journal reports justices issued a brief order last week saying they would not review the case, which was brought by several residents represented by the group American Atheists.
The Kentucky Supreme Court has limited how police can conduct "protective sweeps" of homes and vehicles, saying officers cannot trick or lie to suspects to gain access to areas where they don't have permission or a warrant to go.
The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled environmental groups can intervene in a court case involving a coal company and water pollution. Thursday’s ruling upholds a lower court decision that the groups can participate in a lawsuit filed by the state’s Energy and Environment Cabinet against Frasure Creek Mining. The state filed a lawsuit against the mining company for violations of the Clean Water Act in eastern Kentucky. A settlement was reached, but the environmental groups say it is inadequate.
The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that students and staff members at the commonwealth’s universities may legally store guns and other deadly weapons in a car's glove compartment, but that the schools may continue to regulate them elsewhere on campus.